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Sonic The Hedgehog was a cancelled live-action/animated fantasy adventure film made by Tim Miller that was scheduled for a 2018 release, but never released. It was in production since 2013, but then was later permanently cancelled.

Plot[]

Unknown, but the plot looked similar to the Paramount version.

Cast[]

  • Chris Pratt as Tom Wachowski
  • Ben Schwartz as Sonic

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. A big fight occurred with Neal H. Moritz and Tom Rothman over Passengers. The latter wanted to slash the budget and telling the former that Passengers didn't sell well, Neal threatened the latter on selling Passengers to another studio. After Passengers became a box office flop, another big fight between Moritz and Rothman occurred, causing the former to quit Sony Pictures in favor of Paramount, taking the film rights to Sonic with him.
  2. During the first teasers, Sonic's original movie design received massive backlash from critics, audiences, as well as the Sonic fanbase and even his own creator, especially on social media, due to his extremely unsettling and unappealing look with his disturbingly realistic eyes and human-like teeth, resulted to redesign Sonic into cuter and bit faithful look before the Paramount version was released in 2020.

Result[]

  • Paramount Pictures, re-created it, and it was originally scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019, but was delayed by February 14, 2020 due to the backlash of Sonic's original design, and the film received a positive reception thanks to the redesign of Sonic. The film was also a financial success.
  • A sequel called Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released on April 8th, 2022. The real trailer can be viewed here on YouTube (Paramount Pictures' official channel) if you haven't already. The film, like the first one, became a finical success, even beating the records of the first film.
  • Another sequel known as Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was soon announced before the second film got released. Also, in the said announcement, a Knuckles The Echidna series is said to be also revealed that it's in pre-development status; the series was originally set to release in 2023, but is was later set to release in 2024, while Sonic The Hedgehog 3 will be releasing on December 20, 2024.
  • A Netflix original series called Sonic Prime was released on December 15, 2022.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. A 2018 Twitter trailer upload of Sony's Sonic film that has since been disabled sometime near 2019 (CinemaCon and Kids Choice Awards.)

Trivia[]

  • According to Tails Channel on YouTube in 2014, the Sony version was meant for a aim at a PG-13 rating.
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